Tag: Rio Grande Valley

Port Isabel ready to welcome spirits of the dead

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Throughout the world, there are those who believe that for a brief time in the fall, the spirits of the dead will return home to reunite with their family and friends and celebrate with the living. Their loved ones honor the dead as their ancestors have for hundreds …

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SALES TAX REPORT: Laguna Madre cities experience sales tax gains

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com All but one community in the Laguna Madre area experienced sales tax gains in the month of August. Port Isabel reported a 1.33 percent increase in sales tax collections this August, from $191,563.05 during the same period last year to $194,113.14 this year. On South Padre Island, a …

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City Council talks annexations

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Wednesday evening’s City Council meeting proved to be another eventful one. The meeting lasted for over two hours and covered a variety of topics, the most controversial being the approval of a Specific Use Permit (SUP) request for Origins Recovery Center to build in the Padre Beach and …

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Origins Recovery Center to expand on SPI

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Origins Recovery Center on South Padre Island is one of the premier rehab centers in Texas and has been nestled in the heart of the Island since 2010. With continued success and growth over the past few years, Origins began the request for a Specific Use Permit (SUP) …

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Port Isabel schools jumpstart literacy

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com First graders of Derry and Garriga Elementary on Monday, Oct. 20, eagerly received their very own book selected by Jumpstart as part of the national event, “Read Across America” – a Rotary International project spearheaded by the Rotary Club of Port Isabel. The following day, elementary schools across …

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PIISD recognizes success in school system

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The Point Isabel Independent School District (PIISD) School Board met Tuesday evening for its monthly meeting. Janelle Chavez, Port Isabel High School Senior, was recognized at the meeting for her many awards, accolades, and activities. She is an AP International Merit Scholar, National Hispanic Scholar, Head Cheerleader, and …

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X-ray available for trick-or-treaters’ candy

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Halloween night, members of the Rio Grande Valley Mobile X-ray Lab will be providing two of their portable machines for parents and children to view the contents of their collected candy, free of charge. Sponsored by Constable Pete Delgadillo, beginning at 5:30 p.m., all trick-or-treaters are welcome and …

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Tarpons fall to Rio Hondo, 21-14

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons came into last Friday’s football game with Rio Hondo on a roll. They were undefeated at 6-0, including 1-0 in district play, and all involved in both camps figured that it was going to be a close, hard-fought game. They were right. With the …

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Lady Tarpons sweep Grulla, Hidalgo

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons volleyball team secured victories in straight sets over Grulla and Hidalgo in their last two district matches. Last Friday, in the first half of a volleyball/football home double-header, they took care of the Grulla Lady Gators, 25-17, 25-18, 25-21. This week, on …

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Standing Calendar (Week of Oct. 23-29)

Date: First Monday of Every Month Time: 4 p.m. Event: Friends of the Port Isabel Public Library Meeting Where: Main Library Conference Room, 213 N. Yturria St., Port Isabel Admission: $10 per-year More Info: (956) 943-1822 Date: Every Monday to Friday Time: 8 to 9 a.m. Event: Walking Club Where: Washington Park, Port Isabel Admission: …

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